Environmental Certifications

ECO-Friendly cars certified domestically and internationally

Environmental Certifications

Green Certificates per Product

Kia Motors boasts a full lineup of passenger cars, RVs, and commercial vehicles whose eco-friendliness and safety are verified through domestic and international assessments.

Our Certifications

  • Sportage R
LCA CO2 Euro IIHS

    Sportage R

    ● Combined economy: 13.4 km/ℓ (city: 12.1 km/ℓ, highway: 15.5 km/ℓ)
    ● Combined CO2 emissions: 148 g/km
    (R2.0 DISEL 2WD A/T)
    Certified in Europe (LCA and DfE) and Korea (Carbon Footprint Labeling) and selected as Top Safety Pick after IIIHS test in 2012

  • Sorento R
LCA CO2 Euro IIHS

    Sorento R

    ㆍ Combined economy: 14.4 km/ℓ (city: 129 km/ℓ, highway: 16.7km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 137 g/km
    (R2.0 DISEL 2WD A/T)
    LCA certified in Europe and the U.S. in 2012. Its new version with 60 percent less Nox emissions complies with Euro 6 standards that will take effect in 2014.

  • K5
LCA CO2 IIHS

    Optima

    ㆍ Combined economy: 11.9 km/ℓ (city: 10.2 km/ℓ, highway: 15.1 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 147 g/km
    (Nu 2.0 A/T)
    LCA certified in the U.S. in 2012 in addition to Europe. Selected as Top Safety Pick+ as it has passed the stricter IIHS test standards.

  • Optima Hybrid
LCA CO2

    Optima Hybrid

    ㆍ Combined economy: 16.8 km/ℓ (city: 16.2 km/ℓ, highway: 17.5km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 100 g/km
    (2.0 HEV)
    Certified as a low carbon emitting product in 2012 as it emits 27 percent less CO2 than the average emissions for midsize gasoline cars.

  • Morning
LCA CO2

    Morning

    ㆍ Combined economy: 15.2 km/ℓ (city: 14.3 km/ℓ, highway: 16.6 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 112 g/km
    (1.0 A/T)

  • Forte
CO2

    Forte

    ㆍ Combined economy: 15.2 km/ℓ (city: 14.3 km/ℓ, highway: 16.6 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 112 g/km
    (1.0 A/T)

  • Rio
LCA CO2 NCAP

    Rio

    ㆍ Combined economy: 14.0 km/ℓ (city: 12.6 km/ℓ, highway: 16.2 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 123 g/km
    (1.6 GDI A/T)

  • Cadenza
CO2 NCAP

    Cadenza

    ㆍ Combined economy: 10.4 km/ℓ (city: 8.7 km/ℓ, highway: 13.5 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 170 g/km
    (3.0 GDI A/T)

  • Ray
CO2 NCAP

    Ray

    ㆍ Combined economy: 13.5 km/ℓ (city: 12.9 km/ℓ, highway: 14.4 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 126 g/km
    (1.0 A/T)

  • Quoris
CO2

    Quoris

    ㆍ Combined economy: 93 km/ℓ (city: 7.8 km/ℓ, highway: 12.0 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 192 g/km
    (3.0 GDI A/T)

  • Borrego
EURO

    Borrego

    ㆍ Combined economy: 15.2 km/ℓ (city: 9.5 km/ℓ, highway: 12.7 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 189 g/km
    (3.0 DIESEL 2WD A/T)

  • 카니발 R
EURO

    Sedona R

    ㆍ Combined economy: 10.9 km/ℓ (city: 9.7 km/ℓ, highway: 12.9 km/ℓ)
    ㆍ Combined CO2 emissions: 185 g/km
    (R2.2 DIESEL A/T)

  • 쏘울

    Soul

    Results from environmental assessment and 3rd party certification

  • 카렌스

    Carens

    Results from environmental assessment and 3rd party certification

Certification Body

The fuel economy and emissions are based on the energy efficiency standards issued by the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy. Vehicles intended solely for the European market are marked with CO2 emissions, according to market regulations.

  • LCA Certification Mark LCA Certification Mark

    LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) evaluates a product’s potential environmental impact over its lifecycle, from production and use to disposal. LCA has been adopted as an ISO 14040s standard, and Kia Motors received our LCA assessment from Germany’s TÜV NORD and the United States’ Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

  • CO2 Certification Mark CO2 Certification Mark

    Carbon Footprint Labeling is a Korean certification program that measures CO₂ emissions across all stages of a product’s lifecycle. Products that have further reduced CO₂ emissions or whose CO₂ emissions are lower than the average emissions of the relevant product segment are given ‘Low-emissions Product’ certification.

  • DfE Certification Mark DfE Certification Mark

    DfE (Design for Environment) is an international standard (ISO 14062) used to verify the environmental friendliness of a product’s design.

  • Euro Certification Mark Euro Certification Mark

    Euro is an EU emission standard. Euro-V is currently in effect, and Euro-VI, with more rigorous restrictions, will come into effect in 2014.

  • IIHS Certification Mark IIHS Certification Mark

    IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) conducts crash tests of newly released vehicles and publishes the findings. A vehicle that passes four crash test assessments is named a ‘Top Safety Pick.’ As of 2012, a vehicle that passes the newly-adopted fifth test is given the ‘Top Safety Pick-Plus’ rating.

  • NCAP Certification Mark NCAP Certification Mark

    NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) evaluates the safety performance of new vehicles through crash tests. The Korean version is K-NCAP, while in Europe, there is Euro NCAP. A five-star rating is the highest assessment grade.

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